Science Day Out: Exploring Wetlands

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Location: 

  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield

Event Audience: 

Teen

Fee: 

Entering Grades 7-9, Free with advanced registration, Limited seating

Many people see Illinois as miles and miles of corn and soybean fields. Over time, glaciers, flowing rivers, raging floods, expansive prairies, and humans have all made their mark on the land. Explore our state’s natural and human history at the Emiquon Preserve and Dickson Mounds Museum in a fun day of hands-on science.

On this free trip, students entering grades 7-9 will travel to Dickson Mounds Museum and Emiquon Preserve for a day filled with authentic science opportunities. Participants will

  • Travel with the former Dickson Mounds Director, Dr. Michael Wiant as he explains the landscape passing the bus windows;

  • Conduct shoreline investigations of water quality and invertebrates with scientists at the Emiquon Preserve, the largest wetland restoration project outside of the Florida Everglades; and

  • Learn how American Indian cultures lived and used the river at the Illinois State Museum—Dickson Mounds.

Check-in will begin at 7:30 am at the Illinois State Museum−Springfield. The bus will depart promptly at 8:00 am and will return to the State Museum at 5:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. For registration, visit bit.ly/scidayout2019.

This program is generously funded by Carrol C. Hall, long-time Springfield High School teacher and co-founder of Horace Mann Insurance Company.

 

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